May 31, 2013

Cessna Turbo Skylane JT-A™ Arrives in UK for European Debut

WICHITA, Kan., May 31, 2013 – Cessna Aircraft Company, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, today announced their new Turbo Skylane 182 JT-A will be available for viewing at UK AeroExpo 2013. The event will be held at the Sywell Aerodrome from 31 May to 2 June in Northampton, England.

The Turbo Skylane JT-A celebrated its first production flight on May 22. The aircraft is fueled by Jet A rather than low-lead Avgas, a distinction which sets the JT-A apart from almost all general aviation aircraft. “Everyone who has had the opportunity to fly the JT-A is thrilled by the plane’s performance, the fuel savings and the reduced workload on the pilot,” said Jeff Umscheid, business leader for the Cessna 182. “It was very important to have the Turbo Skylane JT-A at AeroExpo in the UK; LL100 is becoming more difficult to find and considerably more expensive, especially outside of the United States. The Turbo Skylane JT-A delivers a global fuel solution to the global marketplace.”

The aircraft was flown from Wichita, Kansas, to Northampton by ferry pilot Brian Quindt of Weaver Aero International. “I’ve been flying the JT-A for 30 hours, putting it through its paces, and it is just a fantantastic aircraft,” said Quindt, during a stopover in Nova Scotia. “I am truly convinced Cessna is at the forefront with this aircraft. They’ve made a plane that will be in demand for another fifty years.”

To schedule an aircraft viewing, please contact Cessna regional sales director (propeller aircraft) Steve McKenna on +44(0) 7795 280 398 or by e-mail at smckenna@cessna.textron.com.

Learn more about the JT-A at Cessna.com.

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About Cessna
Cessna is the world's leading general aviation company. Since its inception in 1927, Cessna has designed, produced and delivered nearly 200,000 airplanes around the globe. This includes 6,500 Citation business jets, making it the largest fleet of business jets in the world. Today, Cessna has two principal lines of business: aircraft sales and aftermarket services. Aircraft sales include Citation business jets, Caravan single-engine utility turboprops, single-engine piston aircraft and lift solutions by CitationAir. Aftermarket services include parts, maintenance, inspection and repair services. In 2012, Cessna delivered 571 aircraft, including 181 Citation business jets, and reported revenues of $3.111 billion. More information about Cessna Aircraft Company is available at cessna.com.

About Textron
Textron Inc. is a multi-industry company that leverages its global network of aircraft, defense, industrial and finance businesses to provide customers with innovative solutions and services. Textron is known around the world for its powerful brands such as Bell Helicopter, Cessna Aircraft Company, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Greenlee, and Textron Systems. More information is available at textron.com.

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